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Our Partners

Our Partners

Since the pandemic, the cost of buying a puppy, raising, socializing, and training it to be a service dog has increased dramatically.  We have been privileged to receive funding from several companies and funding agencies that have helped us, help other veterans, in their struggle with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  

We are always on the look out for community businesses and granting agencies to sponsor our efforts to provide service dogs to veterans and first responders suffering with PTSD.  If your business or organization would like to talk to CVSDU about your possible sponsorship, please contact us at vp@cvsdu.ca .

Our heartfelt thanks to these organizations from our members and their families!

Thank You

Nordson Canada donates another $5,000!

It was a pleasure to have the time to meet up with members of Nordson Canada and talk about CVSDU. CVSDU Member Kirk Berthiaume and his Service Dog Oscar, came along with CVSDU President Dwayne Sawyer and his Service Dog Nala, to talk about service dogs and how they help members suffering from PTSD, and the great work that CVSDU is doing.

Nordson Canada has been donating to CVSDU for the last 4 years and once again presented us with a cheque for $5,000!  

Picture of Nordson staff and CVSDU volunteers
THANK YOU to Nordson Canada!

THANK YOU to Nordson Canada!

We thank Nordson Canada for all they do helping Veterans and First Responders!


Spartan Delta Corp donates $15,000!

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, CVSDU president Sgt. (retd.) Dwayne Sawyer attended Spartan Delta Corp. in Calgary, AB to receive a generous $15,000 donation.  Dwayne spoke to a packed house, describing his career in the Armed Forces, highlighting several deployments and his subsequent journey with PTSD.

Attendees were shown how having a dog like Nala (who was in attendance) has helped him, and many other veterans and first responders like him, with their day to day living.The amazing folks at Spartan Delta Corp. didn’t stop at their planned donation though; after the presentation they gifted Dwayne with custom beds for both Rex and Nala, adorned with each organizations’ logo and the dog’s names, AND collected another $1000 in donations!

THANK YOU Spartan Delta Corp. for the warm welcome and for supporting our veterans and first responders; continued support from both corporate and private donors are what makes groups like the CVSDU possible. We look forward in working with Spartan for years to come!

A big thank you as well to Gibbs Media for the images from the event.

Picture of Spartan Delta Corp and CVSDU President present a thank you plaque to Spartan staff
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We are thrilled to announce that Sparta Delta Corp decided to give an ADDITIONAL $15,000 for the 2023 year!

We are thrilled to announce that Sparta Delta Corp decided to give an ADDITIONAL $15,000 for the 2023 year!

Thank you for your continuing support

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THANK YOU to the Royal Canadian Navy Benevolent Fund!

THANK YOU to the Royal Canadian Navy Benevolent Fund!

Your donations will help many veterans or first responders!

Thanks to our new sponsor

The Royal Canadian Navy Benevolent Fund (RCNBF)

On Friday, April 14, 2022, the CVSDU received some amazing news.  The Royal Canadian Navy Benevolent Fund (RCNBF) informed us that they would be giving us a $25k grant to support the acquisition of puppies so we can provide service dogs to injured Naval Veterans.

The RCNBF promotes the wellbeing of the naval community to enrich the lives of sailors, veterans, and their families.  The RCNBF Community Support Program assists eligible organizations that support clients having a direct link to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), and is entirely dedicated to services, programs and projects that support the naval community.

Read more about the fund and the causes they support here: https://rcnbf.ca/

This $25K grant will help the CVSDU’s Puppy Program to purchase and train 2 dogs, with the goal to eventually providing two injured Naval Veterans with service dogs.

It’s with continued support from invested community partners such as the RCNBF that the CVSDU can do what we do; provide trained service dogs and ongoing support to injured veterans and first responders.

Firefighter with Service Dog

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